Music Performance

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Thursday 18th June a variety of The Heights school’s ensembles performed in the courtyard, they included the Year 10 Class Band, Year 9 Class Band and Classical Guitar Ensemble. It was an engaging and vibrant performance by the students, many who had never performed to an audience before. A large number of students, teachers, leaders and support staff from both primary and secondary learning years came out to cheer on the bands. The overall atmosphere was fantastic and we appreciated all of the support. We are hoping to do many more gigs throughout the year; and hopefully eventually some performances for families.

Alex Spalding

Arts Coordinator/Music Teacher

Wellbeing and Engagement Survey

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Students in our school have been invited to take part in a survey being conducted in Term 1 2020.  Key information about the survey can be found below.

Purpose of the collection

Young people’s sense of wellbeing is an important part of how they learn at school. The purpose of the survey is to seek students’ views about their wellbeing and their engagement with school.  Students in year levels 4 to 12 across the State will be invited to participate in the Wellbeing and Engagement Collection. The information collected will help the education system and broader community to support young people’s health and wellbeing.

What is the survey about?

The survey asks students about their social and emotional wellbeing; school relationships and engagement and learning in school; and physical health and wellbeing and after school activities. Students’ answers will be kept confidential – no one (including school staff) will use the results to identify individual students.

What is involved in project participation?

Teachers will arrange for students to undertake the survey during class time. Students will be asked if they would like to participate and will be free to withdraw at any time. If you do not want your child to participate, please contact the school as soon as possible.

Will students’ information be kept confidential?

The department takes measures to ensure students’ personal information and their identities remain anonymous when participating in the survey.

Participating schools with fewer than 5 students undertaking the survey will not receive a school report in order to protect the confidentiality of students.

What will happen if a student is distressed during or after the survey?

Whilst the survey questions are not expected to distress students, the survey includes questions that ask about topics such as students’ happiness and experiences of being bullied. Teachers will inform students that:

  • if they find the survey uncomfortable or distressing, they should leave the survey screen immediately
  • that it is not compulsory to take part in the survey as a whole, and
  • students may also skip individual survey questions if they wish.

Students who may want to speak to an adult about concerns or issues and will be supported to do so.

Where can I get more information?

Further information on the Wellbeing and Engagement Collection can be found at www.education.sa.gov.au (search:wec) or can be collected from the school.  For questions or concerns, or to view the questions, please email Education.WECSA@sa.gov.au.

Sports Day

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1st– Draco Crocodiles- 3107
2nd– Hydra Sharks- 2979
3rd– Aquila Dingoes- 2612
4th– Corvus Redbacks- 2470

Sports Day at The Heights took place on Friday of week 6. The day was a hive of activity as students from the Pre-School to Year 12 competed in various events to earn their house valuable points.
Students should be praised for their efforts and sportsmanship across the day.
The final point tallies included points from the Drawing Competition, and for the first time in several years, a new Sports Day Champion was crowned in the Draco Crocodiles!
Individual student efforts were acknowledged in the year level championship. Congratulations to our Champions and Runner-Ups. 

Year LevelFemale ChampionFemale Runner-UpMale ChampionMale Runner-Up
12Grace FinciMinuka De SilvaLionnel MuhitraJosh Occhiuto
11Abbie StriblingGrainne O’ConnellJames WillisMekhia Khiev
10Aimee WilsonEmma CrawfordThumith ChandrasenaDaniel Mather
9Tryphena HewettSarah NortonJonas CameronHarry Jeyakumar
8Emily StriblingNatasha DoddLiam PhungDeo Suresh
7Jasmine BataraChelsia SureshBrandon Price-JohnsonAsif Haque
6Angeline TungAaliyah RussellFelix SchellhaseSam Parkin

International Program Update

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Unfortunately due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), two of our visiting school tours from Thailand and Japan have been cancelled.

We thank all of you who open your homes to our guests and we apologise for any inconvenience.